[R] ISOdate() and strptime()

Thomas Lumley tlumley at u.washington.edu
Fri Nov 14 16:20:29 CET 2003

On Fri, 14 Nov 2003, Simon Fear wrote:
> Is the behaviour of ISOtime() and strptime() determined by ISO
> or POSIX standard? Seems not to fit R's "no nannying" policy
> at all. Or maybe it's the future: in version 1.9 will I be able to
> type glm() and have R take a best guess at the model
> specification I had in mind?

It's determined by your operating system, so you're complaining to the
wrong people.

R does not have enough information to work out time zones and daylight
saving itself --it has to rely on the OS. as.date doesn't have this
problem because it works only with whole days.


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